File:RapaljeChildren.jpg|thumb|''The Rapalje Children'', John Durand, 1768. Collection of the New–York Historical Society
The '''New-York Historical Society''' is an History of the United States|American history
museum and library located in New York City at the corner of 77th Street and Central Park West
. Founded in 1804 as New York's first museum, the New-York Historical Society presents exhibitions, public programs and research that explore the rich history of New York and the nation. The New-York Historical Society Museum & Library has been at its present location since 1908. The granite building was designed by York & Sawyer
in a classic Roman Eclectic style. Renovation of its landmark building was completed in November 2011 which makes the building more open to the public, provides space for an interactive children's museum, and other changes to enhance access to its...